Best beach books 2024

5 of the Best Beach Books for Summer 2024

There’s an art to choosing the best beach book for your summer 2024 holiday. We’re here to do the hard work for you…

Whether you’re catching the sunshine in Bali, or need a little break from exploring new destinations, here’s a list of the best beach books for 2024, for those relaxing moments in the sun.

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

best beach books 2024

Alex and Poppy have nothing in common, but since their car share home from college many years ago, they’ve somehow stayed friends. Poppy lives in New York City, Alex lives in their small hometown. Their lives are very different, but every summer, for a decade, they’ve got together for a vacation.

Two years ago on their final trip together, something happened and they haven’t spoken since. When they get together for one more vacation together, will they be able to lay everything on the table and make it right?

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Best beach books 2024

It was Lina’s mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father, so she finds herself spending summer in Tuscany.

When she is given a journal that her mother kept many years ago, she uncovers a secret world of romances, art and hidden bakeries. Following her mother’s footsteps, she discovers way more than Italy’s famous gelato!

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Best beach books 2024

Ten years ago, Will rescued Fern and they went on a daylong adventure with lifelong effects.

Fern is running her mother’s lakeside resort when Will arrives offering to help, but can she trust a suit-wearing man who seems nothing like the young man she met all those years ago? Will is hiding something and Fern’s not sure she wants to know what it is.

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

Best beach books 2024

A whip-smart debut novel about backstabbing, infidelity and murderous intrigue. This stylish, subversive and darkly comedic novel is one of the best beach books for 2024, revealing what is lurking beneath the surface of the picture-perfect lives of two couples and their single friend in the beach town of Salcombe.

None of them would claim to be a particularly good person – but who amongst them is actually capable of murder?

The Concierge by Abby Corson

Best beach books 2024

A shocking murder has shattered the peaceful setting of Cavengreen Hotel. Authorities have accused the hotel’s concierge, who is determined to clear his name with the help of retired publisher Helen.

As suspicions fall on a number of guests, and one making a shocking confession, the duo must navigate a web of secrets to uncover the truth.